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System.Data.EntityClient Namespace

The System.Data.EntityClient namespace is the .NET Framework Data Provider for the Entity Framework.

The EntityClient provider uses storage-specific ADO.NET Data Provider classes and mapping metadata for interacting with entity data models. EntityClient translates operations performed on conceptual entities into operations performed on physical data sources. It translates result sets returned from physical data sources into conceptual entities.


For more information about how to use this namespace in Entity Framework applications, see Entity Data Model Applications.

Public classEntityCommandRepresents a command to be executed against an Entity Data Model (EDM).
Public classEntityConnectionContains a reference to an Entity Data Model (EDM) and a data source connection. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classEntityConnectionStringBuilderProvides a simple way to create and manage the contents of connection strings used by the EntityClient.
Public classEntityDataReaderReads a forward-only stream of rows from a data source.
Public classEntityParameterRepresents a parameter to an EntityCommand. This class cannot be inherited.
Public classEntityParameterCollectionRepresents a collection of parameters associated with a EntityCommand.
Public classEntityProviderFactoryRepresents a set of methods for creating instances of a provider's implementation of the data source classes.
Public classEntityTransactionSpecifies the transaction for an EntityCommand.